Wisconsin of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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Have You Been Harmed by the Stryker Hip Recall?
After releasing the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII hip implants to great fanfare in February, 2010, the company was forced to issue a Stryker hip recall in July, 2012, less than three years later. During that short period of time, over 20,000 of the devices were sold, and there are currently over 1,700 Stryker hip lawsuits filed, with many more expected as the statutes of limitations grow close in many states. In the lawsuits already filed, plaintiffs allege the following against Stryker:

  • Negligence in the design of the two devices as the company failed to ensure there would be minimal corrosion
  • Deceptive sales and marketing practices (Stryker claimed the ABGII and Rejuvenate would last much longer and be much safer than other metal-on-metal hip implants)
  • Little testing regarding patient safety was conducted before the two hip implants were released
  • Failure to act on reports of early failure The design of the Rejuvenate and ABGII were based on the Wright Profemur—another poorly designed device currently involved in patient litigation
  • Failure to warn patients and surgeons of the potential of the two devices to cause heavy metal poisoning

Just months after the release of the ABGII and Rejuvenate, patients and surgeons were submitting adverse event reports to the FDA. Some patients experienced symptoms of metallosis or metal poisoning, and surgeons who removed the devices from their patients noted clear evidence of corrosion on the removed implant. More than one surgeon likened the appearance of the corrosion to “black rust.” In short, the two hip implants with the innovative design which were expected to offer a much safer, longer-lasting alternative to other hip implants, turned out to be just as risky—or in some cases even more dangerous—than other implants.

Will the Wisconsin Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations Affect Your Right to Recovery?
Every state operates under statutes of limitations; these statutes govern the amount of time plaintiffs have to file suit against the manufacturer of a defective product. In the state of Wisconsin, actions must be brought within three years of the date the injury occurs. Perhaps you discovered your injury shortly after implantation, perhaps it took longer for you to experience problems with your Stryker hip implant, or maybe you have not yet experienced any problems related to your recalled Stryker hip implant. Whatever your situation, the statutes are running, and it is imperative that you speak to a knowledgeable Wisconsin Stryker hip lawyer as soon as possible.

Your first priority must, of course, be your health, then you must discuss your future with your Wisconsin Stryker hip lawyer. You may be entitled to bring a Wisconsin Stryker hip lawsuit in order to recover damages from your defective Stryker hip implant, including medical expenses and compensation for pain and suffering. The only way to know for sure when your Wisconsin Stryker hip statute of limitations will run is to consult an experienced Wisconsin Stryker hip lawyer. . Don’t lose your right to file a Wisconsin Stryker hip lawsuit and be left with no recourse and an uncertain future.

A Notice to Wisconsin Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

Residents of the following locales in Wisconsin who were implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABGII hip implant are encouraged to contact a Wisconsin Stryker Hip Lawyer:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin

Appleton, Wisconsin

Waukesha, Wisconsin

Oshkosh, Wisconsin


 

DISCLAIMER

Statutes of Limitations limit the amount of time that an individual has to file a lawsuit, and not only vary from state to state, but also vary by cause of action. The information provided above and in the state-specific pages in this section is meant as a general guide, and is for informational purposes only. Each client’s case is unique, and the specific circumstances of any individual case can have significant bearing on the applicable statute of limitations. Any person who believes they may have a viable cause of action is strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney about the statute of limitations for his or her case.

Attorney Andrew Sullo is licensed to practice law in Texas, and can prosecute cases that are part of a federal multi-district litigation. Andrew Sullo does not practice law in any other state, and is not certified by the Boards of Legal Specialization in any state. Not all states have board certifications. This information is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Texas. Our firm is not accepting cases in any state where it would be impermissible for it to do so. Sullo & Sullo, LLP maintains its principal office in Houston, Texas.

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